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Identification of Spirochetes Associated with Contagious Ovine Digital Dermatitis▿

By G. Sayers, P. X. Marques, N. J. Evans, L. O'Grady, M. L. Doherty, S. D. Carter and J. E. Nally


Spirochetes of the genus Treponema were cultured from 7 of 10 cases of digital dermatitis in sheep. Two cultures comprised Treponema phagedenis-like and Treponema medium/Treponema vincentii-like spirochetes, respectively, while the remaining cultures comprised mixed populations of Treponema medium/Treponema vincentii-like, Treponema phagedenis-like, and Treponema denticola/Treponema putidum-like organisms

Topics: Clinical Veterinary Microbiology
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
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